The Cost of Flying Into Potatoes
The focus of our research project is to examine how the relatively expensive fees that airlines incur operating out of the Boise Airport impact the number of flights arriving at and departing from the Boise Airport. We will specifically examine flight routes to Seattle and Atlanta.
To examine the correlation between these two variables, we plan on collecting data from the City of Boise Airport Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration. Our data will include, number of enplanements, cargo weight landed, and the different destinations that airlines use to service the Boise Metropolitan Area. We will also collect data that illustrates the cost of operating out of the Boise Airport in comparison with Salt Lake City International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. We expect our findings to show a strong correlation between available flight gates and number of flights arriving and departing. We also expect to see a negative correlation between the number of flights arriving and departing and the associated fees. Lastly, we expect to find a negative correlation between number of flights arriving and departing and relative airfares.
Ambriz, Judy; Coyne, Mark; Marlin, Christopher; Minor, Macarthur; and Whittemore, Johnny, "The Cost of Flying Into Potatoes" (2015). College of Business and Economics Presentations. 10.
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